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To everyone holding out for more electric car range for your money, it appears the industry has heard you. Just two years ago $35,000 could pay for a nicely equipped EV with 84 EPA-rated miles range, and while that’s still the case, on the horizon are five EVs that could deliver 200 miles for nearly […]

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For the fourth generation of its best-selling model line, Lexus sent its RX to the style salon for an extensive makeover. Actually, the longer, wider, taller, roomier and more powerful crossover only evolves the formula that let the automaker sell nearly 101,000 RX models last year, but it does get your attention. Dominating the front […]

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Many articles have been published about slower than expected plug-in electrified vehicles’ market acceptance this decade, but these tend to highlight only a few aspects of a very complicated picture. Looked at from a broad overview, one could alternately say it’s a wonder plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles (PEVs) have done as well as they […]

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The Chinese electrified car manufacturer that counts Warren Buffet as a key investor, and which led Tesla in sales last year, delivered its 50,000th Qin plug-in hybrid as quickly as it took the Chevy Volt. This was accomplished last month for the PHEV that was launched a couple years after the Volt, but whose first […]

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There’s something to be said for having the world’s most established electrified car, and Toyota knew it as it launched its fourth-generation 2016 Prius in January this year. The new hybrid’s fuel economy surpasses the 2010-2015 model’s 50 mpg combined EPA rating by as much as 10 percent with a 56 mpg “Two Eco” version, […]

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While elite carmakers are moving toward hybridization to improve mpg and cut greenhouse gases, there remain many exceptions with gas-guzzling internal combustion engines. Actually, the majority of powerful-to-extremely powerful supercars and luxury vehicles are unencumbered with electrified propulsion – not counting Tesla’s vehicles, which alone avoid petroleum entirely. As the culture and market push back […]

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China has reported that by March it had exceeded a half-million plug-in electrified vehicles sold, and if things go to plan, the world has seen almost nothing yet. In what is now the largest conventional car and plug-in car market, Chinese authorities have since 2012 had a goal that Tesla could approve of to sell […]

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The list of pending U.S. market alternative energy cars is considerable, technologically diverse, but a few relatively affordable standouts are worth noting. To date, the green car market includes over three dozen hybrids, about a dozen each of plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles – some not nationally available – but our list consists of the […]

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That bastion of plug-in electrified vehicles – Norway – has outdone itself again in becoming the fourth little nation among comparative giants to register 100,000 units sold. Through April, the tally has grown to 100,600 new and some technically used all-electric and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles, plus pure electric utility vans. This has happened from […]

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After last month’s deluge of almost 400,000 Model 3 reservations, Tesla chief Elon Musk had tweeted the company would have to revise production plans, and this it has done. As disclosed in its shareholder letter today highlighting first quarter earnings and overall progress, Tesla is stretching to achieve 500,000 annual units produced in 2018. The […]

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